Politics

Secretary Of State Krebs Certifies Second Ballot Measure

Thursday, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that an Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Provide for State Legislative Redistricting by a Commission was validated and certified to be on the November 2016 general election ballot as a ballot measure that the citizens will vote on.

Sioux Falls Names Human Rights Community Coordinator

Julie Briggs Brings Experience as Advocate

The City of Sioux Falls has a new Human Rights Community Coordinator. Julie Briggs was chosen from 79 candidates. Her job will be to establish relationships with members of various groups, oversee outreach programs and investigate claims of discrimination for the city. The Human Rights Coordinator is part of the City Attorney’s Office.     Mayor Mike Huether says this is a crucial position for a growing Sioux Falls.”I wanted someone who had the guts, the spit, the vigor who would go out and touch everybody that is of diversity,” said Huether.     Briggs passion for helping comes from personal experience. Her 21 year old son Scotty was born with Down Syndrome.